I can’t compliment you and your kennel enough on
your breeding program, lines and the outcrossing. I had
no idea how impressive Caesar’s lines were until
I did some research on SG Orry. We frequently take
axel to the dog park, where there are always several GSDs….
When you know what a good one looks like, it’s pretty
obvious to identify poor breeding; with poor gaits, posture
and temperaments and being over-sized. You
can definitely tell Axel was bred from a working line,
his square hips = speed, there’s barely a dog that
he can’t out run and everyone always says that’s
the best looking GSD they’ve ever saw. I’m
always complimenting your kennel and passing your name
along to interested parties. I hope that at
some point one of those will make it back to you for a
a couple pics of Jaxon. He was the red ribbon male from
Tribute and Alice litter from the 31 Dec. He is doing great
and I get tons of compliments about him and lots
of people inquiring on where I got him. Hopefully I'll
send more people your way. Thanks for such an awesome GSD
wanted to drop you a quick line and a huge thank you!
am not exaggerating when I tell you that Michonne is the
most beautiful, sweet, and intelligent girl in the world!
vet even said that she is about the most perfect and beautiful
German Shepherd he has ever seen in 35 years of practice!
is pretty much entirely potty trained already-she even
rings a bell by the door to be let out!
just installed a doggie door 2 days ago and she has that
mastered already too!
already knows ‘Sit’ ‘Stay’ ‘Come’ ‘Shake’ and
is close to getting ‘Lay Down’.
loves both of us equally and doesn’t like to let
us out of her sight but is a good girl when we say we will
be right back.
am so in love with her!
of her ears is up all the way already and the other one
is up about half the time.
if I can only keep her away from the mulch!
you for our perfect little girl!!!!!
Duke Tribute Male w/Buddy
hope this email finds you well! Charlie and I are considering
bringing a second shepherd into our family! I have attached
some recent photos of Duke here -- he is very happy +
have had many people ask us where we have gotten him and
have made several recommendations to Sehr Gut Wesen ...
we feel very lucky to have found such a great breeder and
are happy to see you are still breeding.
you so much and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
Nina / Tribute Male Puppy
Major, Male from, Tribute/Alice
am having a blast with Major! He is adjusting to
the family so well. He is also an eager boy to train. After
a week, he knows "sit, down, leave it, heel, and come." We
are making progress on housebreaking.
do have a question on feeding. He is about 25 pounds,
and I'm giving him 3/4 cup of food 3 times a day.
from the Pheifers,
you might enjoy some pictures of Ronan’s progress.
He is coming along quite nicely. He has a very gentle personality,
enjoys people, and seldom, if ever, barks. He has only
barked a couple of times since we have had him.
Brothers From Karma/Hugo one longcoat, one shortcoat
pictures taken a couple of days ago of Silver and Hook. Still
growing!! I will send pictures of them that you can
look at when they are 6 months and use on your website
if you want too.
Alice/Tribute Male 1yr old Leo
are some photos of Leo growing up over
the last year. From the Alice / Tribute
litter born November 4th 2015.
Thank you Malcom Family. A great way of showing color, and
growth changes. He will continue to grow. He's just a puppy!
Note; Alice is out of Hugo/Jennifer.
Photo1, Puppy. Photo 2, 4mo. Photo 3, blowing his puppy
coat Photo 4 (at left) filling out & getting his adult
of Ugo and Jada. He is awesome.
Kyle and Jenn
Nina/Tribute Female Pup
(purple girl, out of Nina and Tribute) is almost 4 months
old now and is an amazing dog. She has learned to come,
sit, stay, lie down, and shake, so quickly and easily. I
can't say enough good things about her. Ranger is such
a loving puppy and has a great balance of protectiveness
and caring. I'm also very impressed with her bone structure
and straighter back. Thank you so much for a wonderful
Black Male Rugo
Rugo (Black male of Rosebud and Ugo) is now 5 and will
need some company. Rugo is the best dog either of us
have ever owned. He is full of personality and is the
best family companion and protector. He is so smart and
he has trained us very well. He will obey nonverbal and
verbal commands. We just love him dearly!
will be 2yo 8/03. ( Nina/Tribute). He is so
smart, so fun, and so dedicated to us, we love him.
Jada Female, See Slide Show
wanted to let you know Sadie, Boomer and I are all doing
well. Boomer is right around 72 pounds and her demeanor
and calm character have really begun to blossom in
the last 8 weeks. She gets compliments everywhere we go,
and her interaction with other dogs is wonderful.
She's very playful and full of energy. We're all very
Sadie, and Boomer
Nina/Tribute,Gunner w/kids, again! Click Gunner's Bubbles to Enlarge Photo
are some more pictures of Gunner that I took this morning
Jan 1 2014). I saw that you posted the last one with him
my grandson on your testimonial wall. I Love it!! Kenny and
be more happy with him. He is the best Dog (dont tell Gunner,
thinks hes a little boy..haha) we have ever had. He weighs
Hes gonna be a big one!!! As each day goes by he gets more
protective of "his kids" and when the little ones wander
too far in the yard he herds them back up towards the house.
funny to watch. Thanks again for our wonderful addition. Our
says hes the most magnificent German Sheppard that she has
:) of course we agree.
8wks & 4mo, Hugo/Jada
just wanted to update you on Riggs the "teal boy" from
the May 2014 litter of Hugo/ Jada. We could not be happier
with this guy! At only 4 months he is a growing boy weighing
about 52lbs. He is very playful and can be goofy, but is
also very alert and protective. We have been taking him
everywhere on the weekends to socialize him, and he has
been a huge hit. Riggs has been to the Farmer's Market,
Scheels, and Scooters with great reception! Everyone
can't get over how handsome and sweet he is. Shopping is
becoming more difficult as we have to stop so often for
all of his "fans," but he loves it! We recently ate lunch
on a restaurant patio and he laid down quietly chewing
on his bone the whole time we were there. He has such a
great temperament! He brings so much joy and happiness
to our lives and we couldn't imagine life without him!
Thank you so much for bringing us this furry bundle of
joy. We can't wait to come back to you for the next addition
to our family!
Kelly & Pablo
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learned to sit in 15 min of training...to lay down in 15
min!!!! Sooo smart!!! Working on stay command! Yest he
put his paws on my patio door 2 let me know that he needed
2 go out & last night he woke me up at 2 am so he could
is the sweetest puppy!!!!
Axl 6mo male from Jennifer/Hugo
I would send you a before and after of Axl. He
is from the Jena AKA JADA/ Hugo litter.
to 6months old. Could not ask for a better or well
made less than 4 mistakes in the house and they were more
our fault. He has not been in a Kennel at night
since he was 14weeks.
Vet, trainer and everyone he meets is amazed at how well
behaved and beautiful he is. I will send
a profile in the future.
are considering getting him a partner in crime. So
when we are both at work he will have a friend.
Jada/Hugo Female, Lexi
is a picture of Lexi. She is 10 months old. She is a puppy
from Jada and Hugo's litter that was born 12/21/13. She
is so much fun to have and is a great protector of her
family! She is amazing with our kids who are 6 years old
and 3 years old. She plays very well with her best buddy
which is a 140lb Great Dane! We are so glad she is a part
of our family!
Jada/Hugo female named
Zara is over a year now (she
was from the litter with Jada/Hugo last July I picked her
up) and I’m going to have her spayed.
Jada/Hugo Male named Duke
Duke getting bigger
Fanny/Tribute Male 4mo Fritz
July 2nd, 2014
had a surprisingly calm ride back to Omaha- we went to
Walmart first as you suggested and the kennel made all
difference. He's been a good puppy, starting to take
around the neighborhood and, for a puppy, very accepting
leash. He's got his own fenced in back yard and has
a happy, playful
disposition. We love him very much. We hope everything
is going ok
thought it would be worth writing about what a small
world it is. A couple living just blocks
away from us have two of your wonderful dogs, a female
and a male named Helmut (I think I’ve got that
right). Anyway, we figured out Fritz and Helmut
are half-brothers as they share Tribute as a sire. The
two brothers cross paths regularly on their neighborhood
walks. Fritz had his first visit to the vet today
for shots and stool check- the Dr. (Cory) pronounced
him extremely fit and had various other complements that
I think you as his breeder should feel good about.
Send us a photo or new
link to video!
Jada Hugo Male named Locke
1 year old male named
Locke, from Jada and Hugo. Playing Dead video.
the Video no
longer works on my P.C. It was adorable. Please send us a
Pepin/Hugo Male named Leonidas
this is Justin. My wife, Megan, and I purchased a
puppy from you in 2012. I wanted to give you an update
and a picture.
had Leonidas altered last week. The reason we waited
was so he would gain his full mane, deep bark, and musculature. We
also had his hips and elbows checked by a vet that not
only does OFA x rays for our county police department but
has a few GSD's of his own. As we did not send his
xrays off for certification the head of the femur is more
than 2/3's in the joint. The doctor said he would
have been certified good if not better. Elbows also
look great. I have the xray of you would like a copy.
just wanted to keep you updated. He is such a wonderful
dog and a testament to how well you bred his line. Thanks
again for everything. Our lives would be dull and
joyless without our baby Leonidas.
is an updated picture of our Leonidas. His birthday
is February the 12th and he was born in 2012. His
parents are Hugo and Peppin. If your ask me, I think
he looks like his Grandpa Ugo.
don't know if we told you but I was diagnosed with advanced
staged lung cancer in early 2013. We put him through
therapy animal training along with K9 good citizen and
his basic obedience courses. He is such an amazing
animal. I don't know if I could have made it through
chemo without him. Thanks again for everything.
Nina/Tribute Male named
these are some pictures of Bear not all of them are recent, the ones
on the far right are the most recent
ones, but it should give you an idea
of what he looks like and how much he
has grown since last september!
Nina/Tribute male puppy
I just wanted to send you an update
on our " Gunner"
(Nina-Tribute Jan 1,2014 liter). As you can see in the pictures
considers himself to be just one of the kids. He
is a fantastic
addition to our family and hes loved by all. Our vet says
hes the most
beautiful German Sheppard dog she has ever seen. (And
of course we tend
to agree) :)
He is completely house and kennel trained and knows the basic
like come, leave it, sit, stay and down. He is always so willing to
please us. When the kids go home for the day he is my "shadow" and will
climb up between my husband and me and curl up on the couch. Hes very
spoiled!!! Thank-you for our wonderful little boy!!!
Jada/Hugo male puppy named Duke
a couple of updated pictures of Duke "Blue boy" from our
walk today (he loves his daily walks, which keeps me going)!
I can't believe he is already 4 months old, as he is doing
so good for a puppy. I love how smart and gentle
he is around Owen and other kids, as well as learning new
As for training, he just completed his puppy kindergarden
and is now in his second set of classes (A.K.C S.T.A.R
program). He is well on his way to a future agility
courses/training, and hopefully some therapy training (my
longterm goal for him, as he does so well with Owen)! :D
Hope all is well and take care!
Here are a few pics of "Duke", as you can see he is getting
bigger! :) Update: He is now fully house broken and
is catching on very quick to his training in puppy kindergarden.
He was one of the first ones to catch on to the new commands "sit" and "down" in
his class! Of course one of the things I still love about
him the most, is he such sweetheart! Duke has been super
good around little ones especially with Owen. (Duke
and Owen will play together; it's like he "knows" to be
extra gentle with is mouth and lowers his puppy excitement,
as not to jump or hurt Owen.) I just love watching them
interact with each other, as they both has so much fun.
female named Jana
is a picture of Jana from the Dec 2012 litter out of Quella.
She has become a wonderful family dog and we are so pleased!
Hope you are having good luck with your new litters.
Nina/Tribute Male, McCaffrey
Happy New Year! We just wanted to give
you an update on our puppy, McCaffrey. He
was "blue boy" from Tribute and Nina's January
'13 liter. McCaffrey has been a great addition
to our family. He has been easy to train
and we are so pleased with his temperament. McCaffrey
is very protective of us and our home. He
is no longer the baby of the family as we welcomed
a son at the end of November. They have become
fast friends and we are thrilled with the gentle
way McCaffrey behaves around the baby. Thanks
The Luzum Family
Thor, Nina/Tribute Male
Thor is our "puppy" from
Nina and Tribute's January 2013 litter. He has an amazingly
outgoing temperament and is such an important part of our
family. While my husband and I have no human children yet,
Thor is very good with our cat - even though he is still
very much a puppy and wants to play with her (which she is
not excited about haha)!
He loves an active lifestyle, is very friendly with people,
and would never hurt anyone (unless licking is offensive). I
work at a high school and several neighbors on our street
have young children (ages 3-14) and Thor does well with all
Thor is a fast learner and has an undying love for us! We have enjoyed
every minute of having him. Nina and Tribute are the greatest parents ever as
far as we are concerned, and the breeder is top notch!
Mauser, Jada/Ugo Male
As promised I am (finally!) sending you some pictures of
our 11 month old puppy, Mauser, out of Jada/Ugo last October.
We are so pleased with him. He has the sweetest personality
and wants so badly to be a lap dog, even though he weighs
almost 75 lbs! He is very toy driven, and very high energy,
so he keeps us (and his doggy pal, our crossbreed Molly)
pretty busy. But he also enjoys hanging out and laying
around the house. He is wonderful with our kids. Our 5
year old son is his playtime buddy and our 18 month old
daughter thinks he is her own personal pillow. I don't
have any pictures of him and Ava yet but I sent you one
of him and Tommy.
I wasn't able to get him into our local obedience classes this past spring but
I do plan on going the next. He is extremely intelligent and wants very badly
to please, so I don't think he will have any trouble in obedience classes. He
listens well at home and is learning every day. He is still a little timid and
unsure of new things and people, but we have been working very hard with him
and think he is coming along beautifully.
As you can see from the pictures he favors his mother in build, but I think he
looks more like his dad in coloring. He is growing into a beautiful dog, and
we get compliments all the time about him. We just love him to death and can't
think you enough. I tell everyone about your dogs and the wonderful buying experience
we had with you.
Thank you SO much!
Dylan, Tiffany, Tommy, Ava, Mauser and Molly Rucker
Nina/Tribute Male Rocco
Just wanted to send
you a updated picture of Rocco!
He is doing great growing like a weed.
Potty trained, sleeping through the night in kennel, he and the kids are growing
so close to each other and he is already being protective of us!
He has his bad moments of nipping and wanting to eat things he shouldn't like
rocks, mulch etc. He is like our 3rd child keeping our family busy, busy, busy
The neighbors are stopping us and wanting information on him and showering us
with compliments on his good looks!
We love him and wanted to thank you for such a great pup!
Fanny/Hugo Female 7mo, Stella
Took this picture
of Stella this afternoon. I was sitting on the deck getting
a little bit of sun which is a nice thing for October 1.
She is my constant companion now that I've injured my leg.
I don't know how she contains her puppiness but she does
because she senses something is amiss.
I know she wants to play but she manages somehow to be content getting petted
Think she really would be a great service dog as she is filling the role at the
tender age of seven months.
Thanks again for my wonderful friend Stella. She is from the March 2013 Fanny/Hugo
I would love to know how the other
pups are doing. Stella
was the blue girl and she is 1 in million!
Hugo/Jennifer 1yr Old Gus
is the most wonderful dog we have ever had. He's
the perfect family dog. He is extremely loving
of our young kids. When they are outside, he always lays where he can
watch over them.
We have a 13 year
old mutt who was on his last legs before Gus came along.
Now he and Gus are the best of friends. They lie together
with their paws touching. Gus even gets our old guy
Every morning at 5:30
yes even weekends!)
his front legs up on the bed
stairs at us with his big beautiful eyes- 'asking' for permission
to get on our bed. Gus needs his snuggle time to start the day
course with his whole body
are amazed at our boy every single day.
protective, intelligent, stunning and
All the positive attributes of the German Shepherd breed are certainly
exemplified in our Gussy Boy!
you so much for our boy
imagine life without him.
Craig and Cheryl
Jada/Ugo 11moFemale Ryleigh
I wanted to send you some pictures of our Ryleigh. She's
just shy of being 1 year old next month. She is from the
Jada/Ugo litter last October.
She has absolutely been a joy! Awesome with our younger son who is autistic.
She discovered her voice about 2 months ago and loves to let us hear it. She's
very alert, obedient, has a great disposition, loves to play and go for long
walks & waits for us to take her for rides in the cars.
At night time she loves to jump up on Matt's bed and stay awhile. Then she'll
lay at the top of the stairs in the hallway facing the front door.
Ryleigh loves to be around people and is gentle unless she is given the ok to
rough play a little.
We laugh at her a lot as she is still exploring the world. Her bark sounds fierce
however she still cowards at things that are not familiar with such as a bag
blowing in the wind, a large cardboard box playhouse my husband made for her,
flies, bikes. She's a cutie and a keeper! Although stubborn at times she aims
to please. Loves to give Matt kisses & loves receiving hugs!
I promise to send you a few pictures next month when she is officially 1 year
old. She is a great looking dog and we get a lot of compliments. Her current
weight is 60 pounds.
Thanks Andrea we truly love her and know that she is definitely going to be a
great dog as she gets older.
Jada/Ugo Female 11mo old
I have attached some photos of "Purple Girl" from
Jada and Ugo born
October 25, 2012. .......She has
a clean bill of health and is such a great dog. Her
intelligence is remarkable and we are entertained
by her wonderful personality. She loves her
pool and just any type of water in general .......thanks
for such an amazing dog and family member.
Jada/Hugo boy Luther
He is such a good
dog! Sooo sweet and smart! It is like having 2 ten year old
boys wrestling! They can't stand to be apart!
have a fabulous line of dogs.
Ken takes him to the office
in Fridays and he greets everyone! Rides in the car and
the truck like a pro! He has been a perfect addition
to our family!
Potrias Family 11/10/2013
are some pictures of my “babies”, big “babies”,
that is. The first picture,
Jennifer(call name Jayda) is on the the left
and Alice is on the right. They both
look alike. It’s hard to tell them apart
when they are out in the yard. They
are both spoiled babes.
note: this is a mother daughter photo
Nina/Tribute Boy, named Hugo
undoubtedly the BEST puppy I've ever had. He is SOOO
There's no way
I can say enough positive things! He's growing like
I'll send a
picture soon, but his looks haven't changed much...just
BIGGER! I hope the other buyers of this
litter are having as much fun as I am!
I'm writing to give you an update on Rebel our little blue
boy. Thank you so much for this little guy. We love him
so much. He is so smart. I have already taught him to
sit and stay, lie down and high five. He is independent
but very loving by nature. His ears are staying up already.
He is learning not to nip by us saying ouch and putting
a chew toy in his mouth. He is quiet in his crate and
is holding urine til about 3 am now. He drinks alot of
water so we are going to let him drink up until 7 or
8 tonight to see how that goes. He loves to sleep on
the air vents and is so smart that he hears when the
air conditioner kicks on and runs to vent. Haha. We laugh
so hard. What a great dog.
Blessings to you,
I wanted to send cute pic and update on Rebel. It's hard
to believe that he is 12 weeks old already. He is lovable
and so much fun. We are working on the biting issue and
he is starting to stop himself when it is our hands or
loves to eat and is growing so fast. He is great with other people and even
better with little ones. We took him for a walk at the lake and he sat
when told as a 2 year old little girl approached and he allowed her to pet
him as he licked her arm. It was adorable. He walks in his crate when told
and also sleeps all night. He is such a great dog. Thank you so much.
Jada/Hugo Female, Zara
Here are recent photos of Zara (purple girl) from Jada
and Hugo.We can’t believe how much she grows everyday!
And look at how big the ears are. Zara is independent with
her own agenda. She can be stubborn. At the same time,
she is very gentle and affectionate. She loves everyone
and has to go up to everyone at the park to say hello.
And she gets lots of compliments and looks. She is curious
about my cats but they have taught her the boundaries and
she respects them. Today one of the cats came up her food
bowl when she was eating and not a growl from her. And
she loves to eat. We adore her and are having the best
time with her. She is a great addition to our family! And
to add on, the vet was here today and Zara is 21 lbs at
11 weeks. She’s
a big girl.
is Zara at 18 weeks. She was the purple girl from the Jada/Hugo
litter of May 2013. She
is very loyal and protective of her family, including her
chihuaua mix friend Ripley. When I drop the kids off for
soccer she watches to see where they go, and she would
like to chase that soccer ball with them. We
love having her, she’s been a wonderful addition
to the family.
Nina/Tribute Female, Keyrah
I received the orange girl from the Nina/tribute litter that
was born last August. I just wanted to thank for the opportunity
to buy a dog from you. I am completely blessed by keyrah.
She has been a wonderful addition to the family and there
are not enough words to describe how thankful I am.
Keyrah now weighs 73 pounds. She loves going to the park! Whenever we say the
word park she does and a happy dance and goes straights to her leash. She is
like a mind reader and whenever I go to get her a treat, she beats me to the
box! She's a constant companion. It doesn't matter if we're bringing groceries
or going to the bathroom, you can guarantee that she is tagging along or whining
outside the bathroom door:)
I couldn't decide what pictures to send so I sent a bunch!
Thank you so much again!
We just wanted to send you a picture of Manning. He's doing great & we love
him to pieces! He's a spoiled boy! :)
Ronin, Hugo/Jada Male
I wanted to thank
you again for the wonderful pup. We named him Ronin and he has made the perfect addition to our family.
We could not be happier!
Ronin is a good dog
and a very happy boy. He is adorable, intelligent, and
very attentive. He has been picking up on training very
quickly. He is still working on house training but is making
good progress for his age. He is also learning to come,
sit, and stay and is doing remarkably well. We will
begin training classes when he is 12 weeks.
Ronin loves his crate.
I was somewhat concerned about crate training due to prior
experience. However, Ronin's crate is his safe place where
he goes to sleep or rest all on his own. We didnt have
to do anything to teach him to use it. He just naturally
likes it. We are very happy about that. Aside from the
crate Ronin also loves to sleep on top of the air conditioning
vent in the house to keep cool. Very cute.
We have been working
on socializing him and we have been amazed at how well
he does. Not only with people, but also with other dogs.
He has been exposed to children, several dogs of various
sizes, groups of people, backyard parties, and of course
our housecats. He is very well mannered and everyone loves
him. He has been the neighborhood celebrity and all the
neighbors have been bringing their dogs and/or children
to meet him (which has been a great start
Ronin had his first
vet visit last week. He is in perfect health! Stool was
tested and came back negative. He was 12.3 lbs on 07-23-13
and is growing like a weed. We are feeding him Wellness
Large Breed Puppy
and the food transition went very well.
We are very grateful
for the wonderful dog you raised and the great experience
we had working with you. We love Ronin very much and
will provide the best possible care and home for him.
Again, thank you very much!
We will send updates
periodically as well as photos if you would like.
Hope all is well for
you, your family, and the dogs!
Loula, and Ronin too!
Blitz 10mo old Male, Nina/Tribute
(Nina and Tribute).
He is gorgeous!
Still a child, but soo smart!
We love him,
Victor, Quella / Hugo Male 5.5mo
|Victor is a great
puppy, he's about 5 1/2 months old now, he's very
intelligent, full of energy, house trained and very good watch dog.
We are very happy with him.
Stella, Fanny / Hugo female
Stella really loves
taste of wild bison/venison. That's why I mix it. She really
doesn't want to stop and eat but that food entices her.
Her stools are great!
She played with my
sons dogs today and my daughters dog. So a Tibetan Mastiff
an English cocker spaniel and a mini Australian shepherd.
She is fearless but stands back when they say no.
She follows me everywhere
and is so inquisitive . She has stuffed toys (a lion, a
zebra and Ellie the elephant) that she takes on walk
abouts! She takes them in her mouth around the back
yard then brings them back in and puts them to bed. It
is so cute. Doesn't destroy them she treats them
like her babies.
She is personality
Left Shatzti female from Pepin/Ugo & Right Hausser male
Hausser is fitting
right in. He sleeps much more than Schatzi did at his age.
He's VERY sweet and makes great eye contact. We've only
had one accident in the house and he's gone pee and poop
a ton! He is following and paying attention to Schatzi
which is helping. Schatzi isn't quite sure what to do with
him though. She plays a little rough but Hausser holds
His vet visit went very well. The vet said, "I hope you're ready for a big dog.
He's going to be huge." Lol!
By the way, his poops are nice and solid and he hasn't drooled once so no need
He's a great addition to the house. Even the cats like him! Very likable pooch!!
I have to say Hausser has been the PERFECT addition
to the house. He idolizes Schatzi. He has been ridiculously
easy to train. From the start he would run up to me and
sit down when he got close to me and would sit there waiting
for a command. He learned his name in a couple of days.
Super easy. Picture of Frick and frack!! Lol!
Sampson, Nina/Tribute male puppy
I have been remiss
in sending you updates on Sampson. I apologize it
has been a busy time at our house. Sampson is awesome. He
is a big boy (as you predicted). He weighed 81 lbs 3months
ago when he got neutered. He is lean and very tall. He
is also the biggest lover. He loves his people and
anyone we greet friendly is OK. If we aren't there
or we don't greet them as we know them then Sampson is
on duty. Not aggressive just protective. He
also loves to help wake up the kids in the am. I
ask him if he is ready and I call up the stairs each kids
name. Sampson joins in and howls along. He
knows when it is time and waits for me at the bottom of
the steps to do his job. He has also started to try
to herd the Westies when we go on walks. As you can
imagine they are too fond of being herded but Sampson tries
his best :). He isn't fond of the dog he sees reflected
in the dishwasher either. He barks at it every night. Madeline
takes him up to her room for cuddles and naps after school. He
slept in her room for the first few months until he figured
out the other dogs slept in our room. After that
we brought his bed down so he could be in the same room
as the others, but he still likes to be with Madeline in
her room when it isn't bed time. He knows everyone's
name and if you ask him where they are he looks right at
them or goes and finds them. Thanks for such an amazing
Male 4mo old Nina/Tribute
4th choice male
from Nina and Tribute's last litter. 4mo old in photo.
We are really enjoying our puppy.....he's growing so fast!
Rugo, Rosebud/Ugo Male
It has been almost
two years since Paul and I picked up Rugo in
June 2011. He was the last male in his litter (born
in March 2011) from Rosebud and Ugo. You kept his
sister and that was the last of the litter. Long
drive back to Cedar Rapids that night, but I drove straight
through - we got home at 6am.. At first, our yellow
lab let him know who was boss and her maternal instincts
kicked in. Now, they are the best of friends and
the cats love him. He cleans the cats up with a big
slobbery kiss on their heads, but they love it and kiss
him back when he's sleeping. Really odd.
He has been an amazing
dog. He was so-o-o-o-o-o easy to train and has a
great temperment. Enjoy the pics! The top one
is about a month after we picked him up. He's a very
handsome dog and prances without being trained. My
brother pretended like he was showing him (as a joke)
and ran in a circle as one would do in a dog show
and Rugo started prancing in true showmanship.
We took both dogs
out to a friends farm Saturday and let them run and be
dogs. He doesn't like baths and his fur is really
long and thick, but we bath him as needed and brush him
often - so it's healthy and shiny. He's pretty spoiled,
but seems to show his appreciation. I'm the alpha
master for him. He plays with Paul, but when it comes
to behaving and following someone around - it's me.
Love him and would
certainly get another from you!!!!! We do tell of
our interesting trek to McCook, NE. See I thought
it was just on the other side of Lincoln...... ha! We'll
leave earlier next time.
Have a great evening!
Adi, Pepin/Ugo male
Here is finally some pics of Adi, a pup from
Pepin and Ugo, born last year in February. He is an amazing
dog who loves to work! Dont tell him he is a dog as he
is pretty sure he is a human! He loves to play "ball" and
would do it all day if he was allowed! Thanks for
such a great dog!
Pepin/Hugo male Ruben
|He is growing like
a weed!!! Took him in to get shots today and he weighs
22.3 lbs!! Doing very well on his leash, likes to go for
walks and play in the yard. He is a wonderful addition
to our family!!! Oh and did I mention he likes taking toys
away from his big brothers!!! Thanks again Andrea for
a wonderful pup!!
The first one is on Easter, he was tired out!!!
Then we are out playing ball!!
He is playing tug of war with Fritz!!!
All three boys playing in the yard!!!
Will send more later... Peggy
Pepin/Hugo female Lady
Andrea! We wanted
to send you a picture of our "little" Lady. She
is doing awesome. She LOVES the kids and is
wonderful with them. She has especially taken
to the baby. Whenever
we are sitting on the ground or floor with the baby
she is right there beside her :) We are in
love with her and think she is the best dog ever. We
will continue to send you pictures as she grows. She
is in obedience class right now and has "sit" down
and we are working on "stay". She is super
for a wonderful addition to our family!
June 3rd 2012
Andrea, we wanted to send along some of the pics we took
of lady this week-end. She has been the BEST dog ever!!
We want to get some photos of her and the kids, but that
is a lot to coordinate…lol. Hopefully some Christmas
pics will be in the works J.
Hope all is well, and have a great summer!
June 1, 2013
Andrea! I wanted to follow up with you about Lady;
she is the best dog one could ever ask for! I get
stopped all the time when I take her for walks, people
have even pulled their car over to comment on how
pretty she is, and well behaved. She is pretty long
(almost to my chin, and I am 6’ 2”),
she weighs between 70-80 lbs, and is VERY healthy.
We cannot thank you enough for Lady!! You can use
these photos of her however you like.
Pepin/Ugo Female Shatzi
Heidi/Ugo Koki longcoat
when I mentioned to you that I ran into Andrew,
the owner of Koki? Well, we have kept in
touch since he’s a super great guy and Koki is
a beautiful, loving dog. Andrea, these dogs are unbelievable!
They are inseparable! I took this picture when Andrew
and I met up to go to the dog park. We let them play
outside for a bit to get reacclimated them
packed them up in the van to have fun at the park. All
of a sudden we didn’t hear anything
in the back and wondered what was going on! Well, this
was what was going on LOL! They were snuggling
in the back! HAHA! They played for 3 hours…couldn’t
get enough of one another. And let me tell you they were
the talk of the park! Everyone there was mesmerized by
Thank you again for all of your help and support/concern for Schatzi.
Hope all is well with you and the pups!! Geoff
Shatzi is out of Pepin and Ugo and Koki is a longcoat out
of Heidi and Ugo. The two families met by accident in at
a park and after a short discussion found their dogs
shared the same father, Ugo. Now the two pups and families
Heidi/Ugo Female, Gracie
Heidi's last puppy
Andrea! I just thought I would give you an update and
picture of Gracie (she's gotten so big!). We have been
home (in Louisiana) for about a week and she did great
in the car, and she has transitioned well here. She was
scared of the sandy dirt when she first got here but
now she loves her fenced in yard and goes out there ever
chance she gets. It rained today and we all had fun experiencing
that together. She loves to play fetched and we play
every chance we get. She also enjoys going for walks
but is always afraid of the little dogs that bark at
her from their yards, but she wants to go and play with
the big ones! It's so silly. She's a sweetheart and very
playful and slowly getting more cuddly, the only bad
thing she does is bite our hands (we broke her of the
biting feet and were working on hands now). She learns
extremely fast and we conquered "sit" last week, we're
going to work on"lay" this week. Thank you for allowing
us to get such a great dog, we hope you are not buried
in too much snow (though it may not have gotten that
far west). We hope this finds you well!
Tavis and Ashley
Hello Andrea I hope
this finds you well! We are doing good down here in Louisiana.
I thought I would give you an update on Gracie and some pictures,
she is the best dog ever! She is extremely smart and everyone
loves her. She is a celebrity in our neighborhood all the
kids know her when we go for our daily walks and pet her.
She still loves playing fetch and is just more content when
she has something in her mouth, when we go for walks she
carries sticks the whole way! We get so many compliments
on her! When I take her to the vet all the Army med techs
love to pet her and play with her (they care for the Military
German Shepard's). She is a great dog and very smart, we
love having her! She knows many commands already and learns
them really fast, we call her our visual learner because
she does better with hand signals than spoken words. We mostly
wanted to thank you for such a great dog!
Travis and Ashley
Andrea I can't believe Gracie (Heidi's last puppy)
is going to be two this month! She has been a great
companion while my husband is deployed. She misses
him very much and didn't eat for quite some time
when he left. She is such a good dog and everyone
loves her. She is very attentive to commands and
is so easy to teach anything. She loves going to
the Dog Park but she couldn't care less about the
other dogs, she just wants to chase her ball. She
LOVES the ball. We drove with her up to Nebraska
(23 hours from Louisiana to Nebraska!) and she played
in the snow, she loved it. I wish it would snow down
here for her. She also loves swimming, though it
took her awhile to get to like it. She loves children
and she is so gentle with them. She has kind of a
sensitive stomach but since we switched her to grain
free food she seems to be doing better. We recently
adopted a cat and I was worried how she would handle
him but she adores him. They play and cuddle. She
is very protective of him. I hope you enjoy the pictures
and an update. Thanks again!
Travis and Alesha Adams
See her running with ball beautiful photo of her
Pepin/Ugo Female, Izzy
Here are pictures of Isabelle (we call her Izzy). We purchased her
from your fall litter of Pepin and Ugo. She is a beautiful dog and
is growing too fast! She is a very confident and social dog and has
made many furry and two-legged friends around the neighborhood. We
have even had one gentleman stop his car as we were walking her on the
sidewalk to tell us what a beautiful dog she is and how it reminds
him of a black German Shepherd he had when he was younger. She is
starting to lighten up a bit more now behind her ears, but we think she
is going to remain more black than tan. As you can see, we had
a hard time narrowing down which pictures to send to you, but we would
love it if you could pick one out to put on your website. Izzy
brings us a lot of joy and we take every advantage we can to bring
that joy to other people. We are having so much fun with her.
Sam & Jason,Omaha, NE
Diesel, Rosebud/Ugo Male
Had to laugh
when I saw how many other dogs had been named
Diesel! Well, here is another Diesel to add to the
Z was born November 21, 2008 from Ugo and Rosebud
and we picked him up in Parker, CO the following
Diesel was a
surprise birthday gift for me (I had lost my other
German Shepherd several months before to cancer and
swore "no more dogs"). Thankfully nobody listened
to me. He is my bud, my protector, hiking partner,
canoe pal, and best friend!
Pepin Ugo Girl, Ryleigh 5mo
is Ryleigh! She was yellow in her litter and her
b-day was Feb 4 (I think). She is now just a week away
from being 5 months. She is from Ugo and Pepin. She is
quite smart - but quite independent! We did puppy preschool
and she mostly just calmly sat and watched. She seemed
to think the other puppies were just too crazy for her
to bother with. Everyone was very envious of how
calm she was! Of course she isn't calm when she
attacks and plays with our 5 year old GSD! We call
her the 'demon'! We'll start basic obedience in
a couple of weeks - but she knows most of it already
(when she wants to listen!). She is very treat
motivated - which at least helps with the training. I'll
try to remember to send a picture of her when she is
Heidi/Ugo male, Simcha 18mo old
We have been intending to send you some pictures of Simcha
for some time. He is now 18-months old and quite a guy. He
has really lived up to his name...Simcha means happiness
in Hebrew...and he is a happy dog plus a joy to us. High
energy describes him well. He loves being on the ranch here
in Colorado where he can run, play with sticks, and loves
his tether ball. He has been trail riding with us and the
horses, hiking, and loves the water. He certainly was a great
choice...we could not have done better. His disposition is
awesome and so loving. Thank-you for Simcha; he is my wife's
best friend and protector when I must be away.
Pepin/Ugo male, Danno
boy from Pepin/Ugo litter.
Danno has adapted very well here at our house. Our
other dog loves him to death and they are
wrestling around at my feet as I sit here
and type to you. He's 'almost' house
broken he will go to the back door if he's
not to busy playing to remember! lol But
most of the time I just take him out and
he goes and comes right back in. If
there are any accidents, it's mostly my fault
for letting him out of my sight or doing
that one last thing before I tell myself
I'm gonna take him out, and then it's to
He is so incredibly rotten! lol I
think the reason he is, is because he's just
not afraid or skitish about anything. He's
very inquisative about things and does not
spook with loud noises or cars. He
absolutely loves to tug but is not a big
ball player. Maybe it's his age and
attention span, but he sure loves to tug.
His face has changed so much just in the
two weeks we've had him home. Thought
i would send a picture of him and let you
know what a great pup he is and how much
he is loved here.
Wanted to give you
an update on Danno (blue boy) from
Pepin/Ugo litter from Feb. 2011. I
wanted to thank you for such a wonderful
pup. After two years of watching
your site, seeing the pups/dogs your
litters produced, we decided to take
the plunge. Having been a German
Shepherd owner all my life & a
Police K-9 handler for many years
~ I felt I owed it to my family to
make the best purchase I could, for
the newest member of our family. I
don't think I could have made a better
decision if I had tried! Although
the drive from Ohio was a LONG one,
my husband and I are so glad we did! (and
proud to hold the title as the owners
who drove the furthest!)
Andrea, he is the greatest
pup. So confident, independent & outgoing! SO
very teachable and willing to learn,
wanting to please! You have
such great bloodlines going! During
my time as a 4-H'er growing up I
raised pups & trained them for
the Seeing Eye Foundation out of
Columbus, Ohio. They always
boasted about how grounded their
pups were ~ they didn't hold a candle
to Danno! He is so balanced!
and if he's being mischievous, it's
only because he's not afraid of anything & so
very confident in his demeanor! It's
a wonderful feeling to have a pup
who wants to be with you and please
you, but doesn't DEPEND on you (if
you know what i mean).
are so happy with him ~ we've even
dicussed making the drive back "someday" if
you ever had a female, like Betty,
up for adoption. I think our
puppy days are done for a while!
lol Although it's been very
rewarding, it's also very tiring
to do 'right'.
Anyways, thanks agian & I
look forward to sending you more
pictures of our handsome boy! It
was just meant to be!
I was so proud of our pup today, I had to
email you and tell you about him.
He was 8 months
old last friday. He is so big, it's hard to
remember he's still jus a puppy. Last
time I had him to the vet he was 7.5 months old
and he weighed 77 pounds. We are wondering
when he's gonna slow down on growing! haha!
My son plays
football & my daughter cheers for our school
and tonight was our homecoming parade ~ they
both had to walk in it. I did not know
when I went that the parents for the little kids
(our daughter) had to walk in along with them
towards the sides of the road. I had Danno
with me ~ I take him to all the kids functions
to socialize him. So Danno walked the parade. He
did not cower or back down from anything ~ not
even the noises of the police & fire vehicles. I
was so proud of him. You should have seen
all the people commenting on him "OOOO look at
that dog, isn't he beautiful" "Ahhhh, check that
dog out ~ he's huge!" Over & over I would
hear people with positive comments about him. I
honestly felt like i was a k-9 handler again
~ he heals so well and sits immediately when
i stop. This is not something i have taught
him, he has always done it automatically. He
is so awsome. I wish i could get a few
good pics of him ~ his head is real big & blocky
( i love it!) He loves his mommy ~ i take
him on walks everyday 1-2 miles. I am able
to let him off lead when we get to our local
elementary and he runs along side of my kids
on their bikes & blows off some steam. He
HAS to go on a walk daily or he is an unstoppable
ball of energy! haha! I've been watching
the new pups from pepin/ugo, the little male
pup in the middle looks just like danno did when
he was that age. I kept all the pics you
posted. I should put them all together
sequentially so they can see what he will potentially
look like! he will be beautiful,
that's for sure.
Well, have a good night!
wanted to check in with you & let you know
we are still convinenced Danno was one of the
best decisions we have ever made. He
is so beautiful ~ even when he is covered head
to toe in mud these days (with all the rainy
weather we have had lately here in Ohio). He
is quite smitten with our two youngest children
as they are home more than the oldest and tend
to play with him more. If they don't
pay attention to him when he wants them to
he will nibble them to get their attention!
haha! He sprawls out on our king size
bed and i swear he's bigger & longer than
I am. I know he's only about 90 pounds but
he looks so much bigger! He has proven
to be quite the watch dog. We recently
purchased a new screen door that is window from
top to bottom ~ he sits at that door & NOTHING
gets by him ~ it's "Danno on duty" as we say! This
is a really rotton picture of him I know
~ the kids say he looks like a bobble head
dog in it ~ but it gives a good idea of how
big he really is. Thank you again for
such an elegant animal Andrea! We wouldn't
trade him for the world!
Have a great christmas!
Kissee & Family
Heidi/Ugo male, Axel
8weeks and 5mo old
Getting comfortable here now. He is everything we
wanted. My children ALL love him, however, my 3 year
old is "his person". What really got me
was how (I have a retractable leash & harness,
so the give on both ends, under supervision make
a beautiful opportunity for a young child to handle
his dog without the dog being punished because of
a childs mistake) Tyler walked him everytime we stopped
on the way home. This pup followed him, ran
with him, and everytime he stopped, sat directly in
front of him like "OK, you ready to do it again?" An
8 week old pup. A 3 year old child. No pulling,
gentle with my child, confident as they "played" in
completely unkown places. 1st day away from his siblings,
total confidence, Anyone who thinks a purebred dog
is too expensive, no. It is priceless.
exceptional bloodlines showing through, and why it
is worth every penny to buy a dog
with such a huge headstart in life. Yes, a pup
is ALOT of work to raise right, but when you have
the history of what disposition he is born with,
you have a HUGE advantage.
I am so impressed with this pup, bought technically "sight
unseen" except for pictures, I would recommend
you to anyone considering a purchase.
I cannot thank you enough, keep up the good work,
I will be back if I ever wish to purchase another
German Shepherd, or will recommend you to anyone
who does. German Shepherds are the ultimate family
dog as long as you raise them as you should,
and buy from a reputable breeder. I just had
to shoot you a second email. I am so impressed with
this guy. PERFECT PUPPY FOR US.
I just can't believe how gorgeous
this pup is. We took to NM this
weekend, and another truck driver said, just after watching him for 5
minutes "I hate to ask how much you paid for that dog, you can tell by
his disposition he is extremely well bred...". (his looks may have had
a little to do with it too, LOL!) His conformation and gait is just
beautiful in such a young pup. So confident, and nerves...LOL...he's
fearless :) He's around semis every day...loud noises, horns, air
release noise. (and my husband breaking an air line in the cab while
goofing off...sounded like a rabid snake...LOL!) Axel just looks at
us, like, is this OK? Then layed down and took a nap, while the hose
continued to hiss...most dogs would have been freaking out :) Best dog
Jerry Lee out Pepin and Ugo
This is Jerry Lee. He was born March 5, 2009 from Pepin/Ugo litter. He's
5 months old now. We absolutely love him and he makes us laugh all the
time! He's very smart and has almost completed puppy kindergarten. This
was his first excursion on our boat. He loves the water but wasn't sure
about actually swimming yet. He still has a look of the long hairs and
has crimpy hair around his ears and is a gorgeous black/red color. His
body build reminds of Hesta actually. He weighs about 46 pounds now. He's
a pretty picky
eater so were experimenting on a different puppy food to try and put a
little weight on him. Everywhere we go we are getting compliments on him.
I would love to get a few pictures of a few mature long hairs that you have bred,
especially if you have any out of Pepin/Ugo mating.
Anyway, thanks again! I love watching for updates on your website. Its
exciting to see all the new puppies being born!
Leon, Heidi/Bear M pup 4yrs old
Pepin/Ugo F pup 3yrs old
It has taken me forever to send some photos
but here they are! Leon is 4 years old now.
Caly just turned 3. Such a pair they are!
I love having 2 dogs! They play together
so well and keep Scott and me so entertained. Caly,
Leon and I play ball every morning in tag team
fashion. :) I throw the ball; Leon
chases and gets the ball; Caly gets the ball from
Leon and brings it to me for a treat; then we start
it all over. Leon's temperament is
so sweet and mild; still a guard dog, though! Caly
is a wild girl; so fun and always busy.
They make a great pair. Thanks again
for 2 great dogs!
Heidi/Ugo male 15mo old
Here is a picture of Tres, he is 15
and a half months (in photo). Beautiful in all ways!
I bought Tres
from you back in November 2009, male born of Heidi
and Ugo. By the way, he is the most wonderful dog ever,
a star every where he goes (and that is everywhere
I go). He is such a good dog in everyway and under
to get another buddy for him to romp with from Sehr
you for breeding such wonderful companions.
Makeidu, Rosebud Ugo male
Makeidu just turned two so I thought I'd send you a few new
photos of him. He's a wonderful dog- very energetic,
very smart, and always wanting to please. We are very
happy with him.
Ritter 18mo Rosebud/Ugo male
I was thinking about you and your marvelous dogs earlier
and thought I haven't written to you about Ritter
in a while! Thought I'd give you a little update
on how he's doing.
My little Ritter Roo isn't so little anymore!!
My kids have nicknamed him Horse because he is so
tall now. He's 18 months now and still acts very
much like a pup. He's about 85 pounds according to
the vet today and healthy as an ox! His favorite
activities involve wrestling with my husband, herding
my kids around, and play play playing as much as
he can. He's a happy dog and always has a "smile" on
his handsome face.
I love how loyal and obedient he is. He obeys
usually after the first command, although once in
a while he can be a little stubborn. He's a great
dog and we love him so much. A few months ago while
my husband was deployed, he was asleep in my room.
I heard him start growling and so I followed him
down the stairs. Someone was
trying to break into the back door of our house.
He started barking and hollaring scaring the person
from our house. Thank God for Rit that night, because
who knows what could have happened without him. He protects our family
just like I always hoped. Because of Ritter, we feel
safer at night while my husband is TDY or Deployed.
I can't thank you enough for him. Everyone asks
where we got him and I always tell them about you
and your wonderful dogs! Still trying to talk the
husband into getting another one! Who knows...One
day he might budge!! :) Thanks again Andrea for our
is Pepper and Left is Nico, both longcoats out of Pepin
Gunther, Judy/Ugo male
is a couple pictures of our BEAUTIFUL BOY!
is so wonderful. He is very well behaved and has the
best personality. He is going to start day care in
a couple of weeks and everyone just falls instantly
in love with him. Shawn says he is a chick magnet.
love him so much he is our baby..
Heidi/Ugo longcoat male
|hi andrea. i am attaching two pics
of river (ugo/heidi - 3/10). the pics aren't great, but they
can give you an idea of his coat, color, and growth. he seems
large for his age - he's very close to heidi's size. his
head and his movements are definitely hers. his size is ugo's.
his coat is somewhere between the two. he is quite a character.
he has a dominate personality but is really very, very sweet.
he is also very funny. i wonder if you still have his brother
hugo. i bet he is a beauty, and i would love to see a pic
anytime you snap one. hope all is well in nebraska. dina
Judy/Ugo, Layla, black female
I hope all is well with you and your gang. We are doing
ok, but is way too hot! Have to keep the sprinkler and
kiddie pools fresh for the dogs. Thank you for the
article. I will keep it and is very good information to
know about. Here are a few pictures of Layla taken today
now that she is a year old. She is lovely and we think
the world of her. Herman and she have really bonded. She
is so intelligent! She is the "problem solver" of
our gang. If she dosen't like something one way - she is
always somehow able to have it "her way" every
I don't know if she gets that from Ugo or Judy.
She was rearing up today like a bucking horse playing with
a toy. You should have seen it. No one else wanted to play
with her -- so she just kept doing it. I wish I had
a video of her. I hadn't ever seen anything like that before.
She is a very nice female and has nice bone and conformation
too. Thanks for everything, Tammie
Flora Ugo Female, Samantha
Samantha's going to be 2 years old this August 30th, can
you belive it?? She is a great friend, athletic
and sharp as a tack. If anyone has questions
about your breeding especially with Flora (now retired I
understand) and Ugo, tell them to e-mail me!!!!!!!!!!
This lithograph is Samantha Von Sehr Gut Wesen. She
is a Flora/Ugo bitch. Last year, I was approached
by an animal photographer who fell in love with Sam. As
a result, Sam was the German Shepherd model for the Crane
Company. Here is the link. Isn't she gorgeous! I've
already bought 10 boxes!
Rosebud/Ugo female, Torri
OFA Excellent hips
to send you some updated photos of Torri. She has
gotten big. Love her so much, she has been an excellent
dog for us.
(Rosebud and Ugo female puppy)
/ Ugo Longcoat Female
is in love with my Lacey ... she is so sweet and is
really a good puppy!
Just wanted to say "Thank You" Lacey
came to us before Thanksgiving and
has been "potty trained" from day 1 - she is good and
letting you know she has to go! Lacey is getting
along with my 2.5 year old "Harley" also another longcoat
German Shepard and they are best of friends for now and
I hope that it stays this way.
We start puppy school after
the 1st of the year but she knows: let it, no,
no bite, sit and paw - she hasn't chewed anything yet
but Harley has been a good teacher at that - she will
stop her when she grabs a sneaker or something.
I have some great pictures on
my phone but I'll send you one from the computer - we
went to the vet today for a follow-up and she is 33.4
Have a Happy Holiday!
Heidi / Ugo Male
Jaxx, is doing great (Ranger "Jaxx"). We have had
him in training at the prison we both work at. He
is quite a hit with everyone and visits John and I and
our Warden daily. We bring him home as often as
we can and have had his booster shots up to date. We
had a complete physical on him the first time we took
him in to our vet, they were very impressed with him
and said that he was in good health and his joints were
good. They were happy to see that the brand of
shots that your vet uses is a high quality brand and
is what they use as well. He is getting very big
and his ears are starting to stand up. Our vet
said that when the time comes he will be completing the
hip physical and digital reading.
Thought you would like to see a picture of Jaxx now, so we have attached two
photos for you.
The Palomino Family
Good morning Andrea
I just wanted to send you a few pictures of Tanek
(Pepin/Ugo) at 5 months old. He is so much fun and
is learning every day. He is a favorite in the neighborhood
and our trainer is more than impressed with his temperment,
looks, health, and how smart Tanek is turning out to be. He
is growing fast and it is already hard to remember him
as a 17lb. 8 week old puppy! He is a sweet, sweet
boy and is just now starting to come into his own.
Thank you so much for our little boy. I will send
you more pics as he gets older. If you ever need
to use me as a reference please feel free.
Updated Letter Below:
I just wanted to send you a few photo's of Tanek (Pepin/Ugo
3/5/09) at 8 months and 9 months old. He is
a joy to have around and is so smart and loving. He
loves to give kisses and play with all of the neighborhood
dogs. We hope to start some protection training when
he is a year old. He can be a little headstrong but
is easily trainable. He really looks like the best
of both of his parents. His agility and athleticism
is amazing as is his scent tracking for his age. I
could go on and on but you know what kind of puppies your
dogs put out! I actually have people who stop in
their cars to ask about him because he has such a presence! Thank
you again for our Tanek - we are truly enjoying our newest
member of the family!
|Just keeping in touch and letting
you know that Jazz is doing great! Very smart, loyal and
protective. I truly believe she would make an unbelievable
police dog as she has a keen sense of smell, when we hide
anything, anywhere she can find it. However, we aren't
giving her up, the police will just have to find their
own dogs! lol! As you can see she is very beautiful
and a little bit spoiled. She has always loved
water but absolutely loves the snow even more. The first
time she saw it this year she put her nose down on the
ground and went through it like a snow plow.
Jazz brings a lot of meaning in to our lives thank you!
Sold at 3 1/2 years of age
Bretta is 1/2 sister to
Heidi and Rosebud
Just wanted to ask you a question. Has Bretta ever
had any training? If so what kind?
I took her in to have her tested yesterday for protected training and she pasted
with flying colores, and the trainner had asked if she has had any training because
she beleives she (Bretta) knows more then we know.
PS. Bretta is doing fine and we couldn't have asked for a better dog.
RE: No extra training done other
than sit, down, and house training.
Mieke female, 7mo old
Here are some pics of Mieke at 7 months
old. She is an amazing dog! She
listens to my every word. Her play drive is nothing like I have ever seen
before in a german shepherd.
I have never owned a dog where I can walk
outside with her without a leash and know that shes not gonna run off. I
don't even have to have a leash on her when we take her for walks! Even with
all the other dogs barking she
never gets more then 10 feet in front of me.
Also as you can see from the pics she is turning out to be a beautiful dog!
She is only 7 months old in the pics and is about 40 to 45lbs. Everywhere we
take her alls we hear is how pretty and well behaved she is. Her protective
side is also starting to show which makes my wife happy since I travel from
time to time. Any little noise that she hears at night she always jumps up
and goes to see what it is and if its something loud enough she barks at us
until we get up and go with her to check it out. Again I cant thank you
enough for her and we maybe looking to you to get her a playmate sometime
I'm sorry that it has been so long since we sent you some pics
but here are some at almost 11 months old. She is such a beautiful dog. As
you can see from the pics I attached she loves to play in the snow! Which is
a good thing because we have gotten a lot of it this winter already. She is
amazing with my nephews who are 5, 4, and 6 months old. She knows that when
she plays with the 5 and 4 year old that she has to be gentle with them. With
the 6 month old she is just very curious and she barks at someone if no one
is the room when he starts crying. She has come along way in her training.
She still listens to everything we tell her and has gotten a lot better with
her staying commands. She use to just stop for like 10 seconds and get up
again. Now she wont move until I tell her too. Thank-you so much for the
Above, Reagan, male from Judy/Ugo.
female from Flora/Ugo.
|Andrea, Sorry I missed your
call. I appreciate you taking the time to check up
on them. The dogs are doing great. Both are very
active and very freindly. They are great around other
dogs and people.
Maggie will chase anything,
anytime. She will fetch for hours. She also must be in the middle
of whatever is going on. At 11 months she weighs in at 66 pounds.
Reagan will chase Maggie all day long. He has no interest at all in fetching,
just trying to take things from her. He is tall enough to see whatever
may be sitting on the counter and has no problems taking it. We are working
on that little issue. He is extremely freindly and gentle. At 10
months he weighs in at 75 pounds. He is a monster.
I absolutely could not be happier with these dogs. We take them camping
and they do great. Very curious but and will wander a bit but come when
called. They follow the kids (10 & 15) everywhere. We camp
in bear contry so it is nice to know the kids are constantly being watched when
they are out hiking. We also camp with a large group and the dogs do great
with all the people, other dogs, etc. We do quite a bit of shooting and
neither dog is gun shy at all (my last shepherd freaked out at load noises -
went through a window to get away from fireworks one year).
I have attached a few pictures from one of our camping trips. I will try
to get more pictures of this past year sent to you.
Thanks again for everything,
Female from Judy/Ugo named Star.
Hi Andrea, Wow where has the
time gone. I really had good intentions on getting you
some pictures earlier then this but what a summer. First
of all I have to tell you what a Star our Star is. She
is so loving and playful and smart. She is now 10 1/2
months old and weighing in at 70 lbs. She is super
smart, and a fast learner. I have trained her myself
and she has done well, she does all of her commands in
English, German,and hand signals. We are going to start
teaching her to track and see if she likes that. Tyler
just loves her and she loves him. She does everything
for him as well as me. Our Vet. here just loves her too.
They can't believe how big she's getting,and they always
check her for me when she has to spend the night there
when we have to go somewhere overnight and she can't
go and they say she couldn't be healthier and that I
got a great dog. They were also very impressed when I
first took her in when I got her in Nov. 2008 when they
seen all that you had already done. She was born out
of Judy/ Ugo on Oct. 2.2008. The
only regret I have is that I didn't buy her brother that
looked like Ugo. They would have made a great pair. Thank you again for
being a great breeder and hopefully we will be getting
her a little
brother from you soon. Tinker
Judy/Ugo blk female Dec 08
In December we bought an all black
female from Ugo/Judy and could not be more pleased with
her. I am inquiring about being placed on the wait list
for a male black and tan from Ugo and Judy. She is sixty
pounds @ 9 months and is one of the smartest dogs I have ever seen. Here is a fun one from
when she found our throw pillows in our closet.
Judy/Ugo Female Dec 08
We purchased Izzy, our black shepherd,
from you in December of last year (The picture is from
when we first brought her home). She was the black
shepherd you had that had the kink in her tail. Well,
I’m pleased to tell you that she is the best dog
we have EVER had. She is such a lover and
it is obvious that you gave her lots of love before she
came to live with us. She is so wonderful with our
children and other animals. We own a hardware store
and people will ask where she is when she is not in the
store. She just seems to make such an impact on everyone
that she comes into contact with.
I will do my
best to refer you to as many people as I can….I
truly believe you raise the most wonderful dogs. When
the day comes that we decide to get another shepherd, there
is no doubt we will give you a call!! Thank you so
much for breeding such wonderful dogs!!
Greeting from Colorado
We have attached some pictures of Max, he is healthy
and beautiful as ever! We are taking great care of him
and he is a loved member of our family.
Judy/Ugo black male
Here is a photo sent via CD of
Sarge a black male out of Judy/Ugo. He was sold with a
heart murmur and guarantee to outgrow it or money back.
He was neutered at 7 months of age and Martin's vet confirmed
he had 100% outgrew his heart murmur, which is quite common.
Rosebud/Ugo, Clyde above and below
HERE'S HOPING YOU MAY ADD CLYDE ( ROSEBUD & UGO PUP: BORN 5-29-09 ) TO YOUR WALL OF FAME PICS! LOL.
HE IS KEEPING US BUSY, THAT'S FOR SURE. WENT TO
THE VET TODAY AND THEY SAID HE HAS VERY GOOD BEHAVIOR.
DADDY HAS TAUGHT CLYDE TO COME-SIT USING HAND SIGNAL COMMANDS. HE'S DEFINATELY INTELLIGENT
AND BRAVE TOO.
HE WAS GOING UP AND DOWN STEPS AND STAIRS THE 2ND DAY
WE HAD HIM. HE WILL GO TO FRONT DOOR AND WHINE WHEN
HE NEEDS TO GO POTTY. WHEN GOING FOR WALKS WE GET ALOT
OF COMPLIMENTS! HE
AND OUR FAT CAT ARE JUST ABOUT EVEN WEIGHT WISE AND
THEY PLAY ALL THE TIME. THANK YOU FOR OUR WONDERFUL ADDITION
TO OUR FAMILY. MORE PICS TO COME SOON.
CURT & CLYDE
Clydes as honory as it gets!! We enjoy him. He and Bear
(my heifer of a dog) play constantly!! He's a smart lil
fart too! He knows hand commands. Instead of calling him
we can snap our fingers, put hand up to make him stop and
then point down with finger to mean sit. Basically if we
spoke it instead of Signing...we would say: Clyde COME
STOP SIT! He also knows lay down (verbally that is ) high
five and shake! He's also being more vocal, he barks when
someone comes to the gate. I have noticed he's a jealous
boy! Lol. God forbid i give another dog any atteneion.
When its just he and i here at home alone he's usually
only a few steps behind me. He follows me every where.
Sometimes it get annoying even. Lol. He doesn't get along
with our vaccuum cleaner...he likes to bark like crazy
at it, even when its just setting out. Its pretty funny.
I'd love to know what he's saying to it!! Ha Ha. Friday
was his first snow day, he loved it. Was rolling around
Lee out of Pepin and Ugo
I have Jerry Lee, the 5 month male from Pepin/Ugo litter.
My husband is a firefighter and works 24 hour shifts. Well Thursday my
husband was working his shift so Jerry Lee and I were home by ourselves and around
10:30 pm. I hear a car outside running but did not think anything of it,
well Jerry Lee goes out to our back patio and starts barking, he's very
upset and will not quiet down so I go out to make him come in so he wouldn't
wake our neighbors and he still won't settle down, I reached down to grab his
collar and looked up and there was a man walking across my front lawn and at
first I thought it was my neighbor not really thinking about the time and the
car running, and turned around to go back into the house and heard this loud
bam! Well this guy (not my neighbor) kicked my front door in! The whole
time Jerry Lee is barking his little head off! The guy never did come into
my house but it scared me to death! I don't know if the guy didn't think
we were home or what his intentions were but my little GSD puppy (5 months old!)
was protecting me in the only way he knew how and that was by warning them with
his barking! Now I don't know that at 5 months old he would have known
what to do if someone actually came in on me, but I was sure glad to have him
Now we live in a really nice middle class neighborhood and nothing likes this
happens but it sure opened my eyes and with my husband being gone with his shift
work I am so thankful to have gotten my GSD puppy! I am thinking about
possibly having him professionally trained to react aggressively if necessary. My
husband was not convinced we needed another dog but he's very relieved now that
we do! I just wanted to share this story with you.
Rosebud/Ugo female Kamalie
with her buddy Koda
checking in. Kamalie is doing wonderfully. Full
of energy. She is still a picky eater, but over all
doing better. She is incredibly smart. She
already sits on command, fetches, comes to her name, and
walks well on lead! She is more than I could ever
expect. I may be sending you some business, as every
one who sees her asks where I got her! She is the
hit of the neighborhood. Thank you again.
Ugo Male, Ritter)
Ritter is almost 5 months old now and it's like
he has always been a member of our family. I simply
cannot imagine life without him around. Ritter is competely
house broken! No accidents in our house in 2
months! He is kennel trained and knows the commands sit,
stay, here, shake, high five, down, back-up, speak,
say please, and time for bed in hand signals, English and
we are currently working on German. He is so very smart...except
where our cats are concerned. He so badly wants
to play with them but my little girl Emma Jane wants
nothing to do with him unless he is in his kennel for
her to tease. He is great with my kids too! He finally found
his "manly bark" and actually startled me the other
day when he used it for the first time. Our Ritter is
finally growing up. At nearly 5 months old, he weighs
in at 45 pounds! Vet says he is healthy and happy
and very well behaved. (Now if only we can get that
one ear to stand up the rest of the way!) His toy drive
is absolutely amazing. I just went out and bought him
a bunch of new toys yesterday because he goes through
them so quickly! You should have seen him during our first
snow a few weeks ago. He didn't know what to make
of it at first, but once he felt OK enough, he ran
around with his nose in it until he looked up at me with
a big ole' pile of it on the end of his muzzle! It was
great! We still do playdates with the Messers and Ritter's
brother Hawkeye! They get along great! My husband
gets home from the desert sometime next week and will meet
Ritter for the first time! It should be interesting!
Thanks again for such a terrific dog! We love our Ritter!
He was definitely worth the money and the 4 hour drive
Hi Andrea! I took some really cute pictures of Ritter
and my kids I thought you might enjoy! Rit will be
7 months old next week and he is healthy, happy and
a wonderful dog! His training is going super well and
we are enjoying him! My husband came back from the
desert a little less than a month ago and fell in love with
Ritter as soon as he met him. They wrestle and
play together every night before John goes to work!
It's so fun to watch. Anyway, I'm attaching
some pictures of Ritter and my girls. Enjoy!
Nicole Donnellon & Family
Pepin Ugo Female
Christmas photo from the Smith family
Bonnie out of Pepin and Ugo.
Oct 31, 2009
hi there! well
hawkeye is just about 9 months old! he is weighing in
at 83 lb and 26 in high, still on his way to 95 lb! our
vet said he should be just thickening up from this point!
we couldnt have asked you for a better fit in our life!
he has done great with his training learning sit, down,
stay, come, heal (to a point lol), speak , back, in, out,
bed, kennel, fetch, frisbee , and a bit of protection all
in english, german and hand signals! he is so smart and
sweet! he fallows us every where in the house. he wants
us all to be together lol! everyday he looks more and more
like Ugo! he is better then we could have ever imagined thank
you so much for hawk!
A short update on Gabriele/Gabi. (Rosebud & Ugo) She is now 8 months old and doing
well. She is such a joy and everyone loves her. We
call her our "wild child" which
she is at times and then the neighbor girls come to visit
her and she is so gentle with them. It truly is
amazing. She loves the water and even went swimming
in the lake this
past weekend. We love all of her puppy antics -
she makes us laugh everyday. Wish we had room for
two of your dogs.
Finally a picture of Gabi Rose (Gabriele). She
was about 20 months in the picture and in her favorite
chair. She is the best ever dog and is so
good with our grandchildren. Our yoyungest
who is 2 calls her "dog."
Anyway thanks once again for breeding such gentle "dogs."
Sharon & Bill
She 's doing great! She sits, lays
and shakes on command, she also does very well on leash.
We will be starting an obedience
training class soon. She loves to play in water
and go camping.
(Pepin/Ugo Female Pup)
Sorry it took
so long to send a few pictures. Here is Cooper born 3/10/08
to Ugo and Heidi. He is almost 7 months old and weighs
a little over 60 lbs. He is a horse. Very sweet and handsome
don't ya' think? thanks so much for a wonderful dog!
Bronson is 2 months into his Obedience training and the instructor
thinks he is one of the smartest dogs he has ever
trained. He was even trying to Bartyr the cost
of the training for a puppy in the future. I
advised him I was not a breeder and gave him your
information. He is sooooo STRONG and GOOD LOOKING. I
cannot begin to thank you enough!
Well, well can you believe
the ears finally went up. What a great addition
to our family. I cannot begin to thank you
enough for selling us such a bundle of joy and love. Bronson will be turning
6 months in mid September and his papa (Ugo) and
mama (Flora) would be so proud. Everywhere
I go I get a ton of compliments on such a great looking
is so loving with all the kids in the neighborhood
and wants to please the world. Again, thank
you so much for breeding such a fine animal.
Andrea, you would not
believe how gorgeous Bronson has
become. He is now 6 months young and ready for
training classes. He has advanced so much on his
own. He can sit, lay down, come, here, leave it
alone and many others. I never even had to potty
train him. He did that all on his own. I
will be sending you the pictures I have from 2 months
up to today. Again, we cannot thank you enough
for the gorgeous breed of Shepherd that you produce. I
get compliments everywhere we go! Thanks a million!!
Storm, from Pepin/ Ugo male
We purchased a male pup from your Pepin/Ugo liter
back in April. His name is Storme and he is the
most wonderful dog. At 5 mo old he has completed
puppy kindergarten (star of the class, of
course!!) and is beginning basic obedience class. Andrea,
this is the BEST dog we have ever owned!! He
is intelligent, gentle, full of love and playfulness. He
loves to play tug of war and fetch. He knows when
to play gentle with our young children,
and when he can be a bit more rough with our teen-aged
son. When its time to calm down he also loves to
sit at my feet and chew on his toys..and occasionally
thinks he is a "lap dog" He obeys us without
reservation! We couldn't be happier with our dog. We
are actually already "thinking" of another purchase
from you since Storme is so wonderful
Just another update with Storme. We got
him in April from Pepin/Ugo. He now weighs 87lbs
and is still a big affectionate baby, although I think
some of the teenage defiant behavior is coming through...lol. Wanted
to show you the latest pics.....he really is a wonderful
dog....GORGEOUS is the comment we get most of all.
Ranger, Pepin Ugo male
I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the slideshow! I have been trying to bring
my camera when we go hiking/outside to take pictures of Ranger because he is
growing so much so fast!! My family really enjoys the slideshow as well to see
how much he has changed!! He sleeps so much because when he is awake we are outdoors
I just took him to the vet today and all the employees complimented
on how good-looking he is!! Also he is almost 6 months and
weighs 60 lbs!!! You sure do breed beautiful dogs!!!
I just attached the most recent picture of Ranger! He is so beautiful!! Thanks
again for selling him to us, we love him so much.
I just wanted to update you on
Yeva. She was out of Ugo x Flora and is seven months old
now. She is the "friends
and family favorite" out of all of our 6 dams. We have
a red sable, three black and tans,
a black and red, and of course our solid black Yeva! Our
Sheriff has a georgous red sable male that he wants to
breed to Yeva. He came over the other day to look at all
of our dams and decided Yeva was the one he is interested
in when she is ready and old enough of course. She is so
intelligent and beautiful! She will do anything to please
us. She loves to play fetch - and will do it as long
as I will hold out! She is extremely powerful. As I told
you earlier, we are going to train her Schutzhund.
She listens, looks at me, sets, goes down and heels already.
She loves to go for walks and learn new tricks. I
just wanted you to know that she is a wonderful dam. We
love her and so does anyone who comes to look at our dams.
She's the favorite of all who have seen her so far, including
us! Thanks again,
Heidi/Ugo longcoat male
just wanted to write to thank you for such an amazing puppy! I
don't know what you did before we got him but I swear he
came to us housebroken. For the first couple of days
he was really shy but is now extremely comfortable around
us and loves to play! He would spend all day outside
in the cold grass if we would let him. He is so gentle
with people, and loves little kids! So far he hasn't
jumped on anyone or tried to get on any of the furniture. He
is a really good biter, we'll work on that though! He
is learning to sit, and is slowly starting to recognize
his name. Everyone that sees him comments on what
an adorable puppy he is and how well behaved he is. He
is starting to walk on a leash, everyday he seems to enjoy
it more and more. We took him to the vet on Monday
just to check him over. He was really good with the
vet and all of the techs, didn't try to bite or nip at
them at all.
checked his heart and everything is fine. The vet
couldn't hear any murmur. He said he was absolutely
perfect! He gained 3 pounds last week, everyone
comments on how big he is going to be.
He gets a little nervous around bigger dogs, little does
he know he'll outweight them in just a couple of months. He
was already 15lbs on Monday! Dave and I are so happy
with him and couldn't imagine our lives without him. The
first night he did cry a lot, then the next night we moved
his kennel by a window and he slept the whole night. He
has been doing the same this since, everyone is so amazed
that he's already sleeping through the night.
again, thank you so much for the wonderful puppy!
Just an update Vito has been AMAZING. Now
that he’s 1 year 9 months old he is getting extremely
mature. He’s grown into such a beautiful
and statuesque dog, every time we take him out we get
comments on how beautiful he is. He’s still
a skinny guy (75 lbs) but is in extremely good health. We
had that bout of Pano but once he turned a year old it
never happened again – thank god! His feet
are still a little turned out (as you can see in the
pictures) but it doesn’t seem to affect him, he’s
actually starting to become quite the jogging partner. Vito
was around his first baby the other day (a 3 week old)
and it was amazing to see his natural nurturing instinct
with her. I was afraid he would smother her in
kisses (like he does to Dave and I) but he was so gentle
he was like a seasoned pro. Anytime the baby would
cry he was right by her side like her big guard dog – it
was so cute! Other than my husband Vito is
absolutely just the love of my life and I can’t
imagine a day without him, we are so blessed to have
him in our lives.
Thank you for breeding such wonderful
dogs, their temperament is truly the best (My vet actually
said Vito had the best temperament of any shepherd she’s
ever seen – that’s saying a lot!)
Just a quick note while Axel's
sleeping to drop you a line and let you know how good
everything is going.
This little guy has quite
the personality that says look at me "I'm GREAT". He
is also a big jumper and pouncer. He plays fetch
with a rubber ducky and a tennis ball. He is sleeping
through the night with no whining, he only whined Saturday
night. He still whimpers sometimes but usually
that's when he is tired. We've only had two pee
accidents and I blame that on myself for not anticipating
He is doing so well and growing
too. He now has his ears at the conehead stage
and looks pretty silly. He is almost sleeping completely
through the night and starting to take himself outside
to pee if I leave the door open and I am around to supervise
him. Overall evrythings great.
Now that he has had all of his
puppy shots he is soooo enjoying going on walks and exploring
his new world. This morning we discovered a duck
in the field by our house and he couldn't understand
why it kept making that wierd sound.
our female German Shepherd puppy, Morgan, from Andrea
in December 2007. Morgan has been a delight. She
has a great personality--wants to please, very happy,
and loves our six-year-old German Shepherd, Roz. She's
as smart as a whip. Potty training was a snap. She
knew her name, "settle," "come" and "fetch" right away. She
is a sturdy girl and we anticipate she will weigh about
looking at Andrea's web site, it was clear that she
really cared about *responsibly* breeding German Shepherds. Upon
adoption, she provided a CD with tons of useful information
about training, feeding, and shots; and information
specific to German Shepherds. Her prices were very
it is, February, and Andrea still keeps in touch. We
are really happy with Morgan. I highly recommend
Andrea to anyone looking for a healthy, carefully-bred
German Shepherd puppy from a reputable breeder.
Andrea, do you remember me? We're the owners of
Morgan, from Flora and Ugo's first litter (one boy, one
girl). There are so many days that we talk about
what a wonderful breeder you are, that I thought I'd take
a moment tonight to write this note. ;-)
Morgan is a doll! We just love her. She is beautiful inside and out. She
is SO SMART. And she has the right name because she's not only healthy
as a horse, she's about as big as a horse! LOL And what a great disposition! Have
you ever heard that song "New Soul?" Well, that's Morgan! I
can remember you saying that "everyone loves Flora" and the same is true of Morgan. Everyone
purchased a used Wrangler last
year just for Morgan and Roz. We removed the back seat and put in a very
thick rubber mat. They
love that Jeep!! LOL
Hope all is going well for you!
you ;might like to see how much Alecia has grown...she
moves so fast I couldn't get one of her running or
standng up, but did make her lay down... as
you can see she didn't like that at all laying there,
then looking up with those big beautiful eyes etc. she's
sure a great pup and beautiful pup.
I have not sent any pictures of Rhudy in a while and
I was on the website looking at some pictures of Flora
and Bronson’s puppies. Figured I would send you
this latest one. As we talked on the phone before, he
is a great dog with a lot of energy. He is still
a little skinny but in my opinion for his health, that
is better than heavy. Loves his toys and us. I hope
as he gets a little older and he matures that he will
calm down a little but other than lots of energy that
needs to be exercised off, he is a great family friend.
Oh, the poodle is his favorite play toy.
Best regards, Don
Hi Andrea, Just a note to
let you know that we are enjoying Leonidas (LEON) the
male puppy you sold us. He is beautiful; an excellent
temperment. He's 5 months old and weighs 50#!!
We have our white vinyl (with mesh) fence on our 2 acres
and he loves running around there. A new dog park opened
up 5 minutes from us so he is getting socialized with
other dogs and people. Everyday he can't wait until he
can get his romp at that dog park. Thank you so much,
Andrea. He's an awesome dog and worth every penny.......
Thanks again. Marlys, Scott & Daniel